Posts Tagged ‘law’

King James Bible translators: Inspired or not? What about marginal notes?

October 2, 2011

The King James Bible translators don’t have to know they are inspired. King David didn’t stop and think about his famous words to Goliath, they just poured out. In fact, if they had been of such a mindset they might have been tempted to replace the unknown Hebrew word “behemoth” into a best prayerful guess from what they know instead of using a transliteration like they did. Modern translators make a pure guess especially the Creation-doubters.

What, you don’t think God can inspire a translation like the Hebrew and Aramaic translations in the Tanukh of conversations in Egyptian, Babylonian and Persian and Latin tongues?  Is God’s tongue cut off to leave us without a standard, without the  “original autographs” of all 66 books, and let us depend on man’s faulty wisdom?

The rebuttal from advocates of a confusion of translations is that believers in the KJB as God’s choice today do NOT trust the translators of the time any more than we trust the prophets of old. We just know that according to God’s own word, his word is the most important thing because it’s the standard by which all truth and doctrine is measured, and he would not leave us dependent on Harvard Divinity grads and the like for even its wording.

Bioethics? What Bioethics?

August 7, 2010

Found on the Web:

July 31, 2010

BioEdge: From the Editor:

One area that we would like to cover more thoroughly in BioEdge is how some bioethicists are adapting their ethics to scientific developments. For thousands of years, it has been thought that some actions, like murder or adultery, were inherently bad. Now the new field of evolutionary psychology has “discovered” that good and evil are written into our genetic code and evolutionary history.

Obviously this upsets the applecart of religion, but not only that. A growing number of people – the transhumanists — believe that their destiny is to transcend evolution. Presumably, then, they would transcend outmoded morality, too. From what I have read of the theorists of neuroethics, we can look forward to revolutionary proposals in bioethics.

Is this something to look forward to? Or to dread? Leave your comments on this week’s article about a conference on the new science of morality….

http://www.bioedge.org/index.php/bioethics/bioethics_article/9132/

That “evolutionary history” they’re talking about is just the required nod required of Darwinian nature worship when discussing biology, but as to the “discovery” that good and evil are bequeathed upon us from birth, this is exactly what thinking Christians have been saying ever since Paul said that good and evil were “written into [our] hearts”, as in ever since Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil”, we know what it is:

Romans 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

> Obviously this upsets the applecart of religion, but not only that.

This just shows how clueless they are. It is their own applecart they upset with this, because Christians have been saying in various paraphrases throughout he ages that we are not only created with a God-sized vacuum in our hearts, we also come with intuitive inborn understanding of what is right and wrong.

They are proving Paul’s point, because God said he made them that way, and this also shows another example of how science testifies to God’s word.

It often even appears in “discoveries” like this that God is letting them deceive themselves into thinking they found evidence for their own willful disbelief, to give them incentive to share the evidence of his glory in his creation with the world.

Psalms 76:10  Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

> A growing number of people – the transhumanists — believe that their destiny is to transcend evolution. Presumably, then, they would transcend outmoded morality, too. From what I have read of the theorists of neuroethics, we can look forward to revolutionary proposals in bioethics.

“Revolutionary proposals” baloney. Back to more depravity. They’ve already brought back prenatal infanticide, unmerciful “mercy” killing, public rewards for sodomy, impunity for presidential rapists, and while Planned Barrenhood never stopped with the race purification business, the usual professional God-haters are now openly talking about it.

These are some of the signs of the end, road signs that tell us the Antichrist Dictatorship is ahead and in formation.

But even though he wreaks organized havoc on the earth, even though he adds his own dosage of misery to the “natural” judgments of God to come in the Tribulation when he is persecuting the saints and oppressing the poor, even with all that, it says “He shall come to his end, and none shall help him”.

–trutherator

Absalom the first “Communist”

May 8, 2010

There is nothing new under the sun, it says in Ecclesiastes.

They lie to the poor, tell them they’re getting a bad deal whether they are or not, get them mad at the unjust rulers, get them to help you throw them out, and after you take over you can let them know that some animals are more equal than others and anybody who steps out of line is against the “workers” because the new rulers are the only legitimate representatives of the “poor”. (Wink wink, and please don’t notice they got there by robbing the poor in the first place..)

Read about the first such Communist in the Bible, Absalom a son of David. He went for awhile to the gate of the city to as to greet the folks with grievances to David the King, tell them their cause was just, poor them, and how much he would like to be king so he could help all these poor people! All he did was make a mess.

David was the one who cared of course. 1 Samuel 22:1 ¶David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father’s house heard it, they went down thither to him.
2 And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

2 Samuel 15:2 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.
2 Samuel 15:3 And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.
2 Samuel 15:4 Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!
2 Samuel 15:6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

They have a new catch word, “social justice”. Beware of thieves wearing placards that say “Social Justice”.

They’ll even tell you this is the “Christian” thing, this is what Jesus preached, because like Jesus said of the Phariseesa and the scribes, they are of their father the devil, for he is liar from the beginning.

What they don’t tell you is that Jesus said to take it out of your own pocket, not some other poor schmucks’. And then trusting the tax collectors with it? Jesus made clear that you cannot trust tax collectors with benign compassion for the poor. See here in Matthew 17:

Matthew 17:24 ¶And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

–trutherator

Scofield’s Dispensations: Diabolical Deceit

April 29, 2010

Peter talked about “dispensation”, but he’s definitely not talking about Cyrus Scofield‘s version of it.

Scofield’s “dispensations” were not Paul’s “dispensations”. Scofield’s dispensations were a total “confidence” scam, just like the guy himself, having spent time in prison for one scheme. They should have locked up his Darby perversion of the word in the cell with him, and thrown away the key, together with this false dispensationalism and this false “pre-trib rapture”.

Paul’s dispensations are pure grace, grace, grace, as in the verses he penned all through his epistles.

AND Paul made clear in Hebrews 13 that the shining saints of the Old Testament were all saved by faith in Jesus Christ, and faith alone, and that their works were /fruits/ of their faith.

Included in that famous list of FAITH is a guy who gave his wife to the Pharoah as his sister, the wife who disbelieved God’s word that she would bear a son in her old age, a material-minded Esau, the deceiver Jacob, the impatient Moses kept back from the Promised Land for his act of disobedience, and so on.

Who can doubt that Enoch, Abel, Noah, and all their best works put together, came short of the glory of God? Jesus told us if we do /ALL/ that we are commanded, we are still “unprofitable” servants. (Luke 17:10) Does that sound like someone who /deserves/ salvation based on their works?

“Lest any man should boast!”

Sure, there is a sense in which it became more evident after Jesus Christ came in the flesh, the whole law, set up for works, is only our /schoolmaster to bring us to Christ/. Paul couldn’t make more plain that the whole purpose of the OT, the laws and the prophets, the whole thing, was to show us there was NO WAY we could earn salvation.

There are things that are different after Christ, whence The law came by Moses, but grace and truth by Jesus Christ. God’s expectations of us are now both much less and much more. Much less in terms of Do this, Don’t do that, Eat this, Don’t Eat That, and so forth, and much more in terms of the new commandment Jesus gave us, and the emphasis on the two first and greatest commandments.

Jesus and Paul

April 29, 2010

Some say their doctrine comes from the Pauline epistles rather than the teachings of Jesus. How anyone can miss Jesus’ own preaching of grace and truth requires long hours of Bible study using notes from outside the Bible, because it’s not in the Bible!

The Sermon on the Mount starts like this:
Matthew 5:1 ¶And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

That’s not the Roman Church there, that’s Matthew, and “when he was set, his disciples came unto him”.

Who came unto him, and he taught them? Of course some actually claim that sermon is not for Christians!

Heard this even: ‘The “fool” doctrine of Matt 5 definitely DOES NOT align with Paul’s epistles (Gal 3; I Cor 15)’

Of COURSE it does. And it’s not a “fool doctrine” either. Paul starts right out in Galatians 3 reminding them that they did NOT receive the spirit by works but by the “hearing of faith”. (Emphasis mine) Same as those who heard Jesus’ teachings. “Thou alone hast the words of eternal life”, Peter told him.

“Where is your faith?” (Luke 8:25)
“Thy faith hath made thee whole (Matt 9:22, Mark 10:52, Lk 17:19)
“O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee..” (Mt 15:28)
“Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole;.. (Mt 5:34, Luke 8:48)
“..Feat not: believe only, and she shall be made whole” (Lk 8:50)

Forgiveness of sins and God’s mercy was not only the central theme of the OT –like it or not– but of Jesus’ ministry. Search it out, there is a a multitude of verses in the gospels that show Jesus’ ministry preaching that their sins were forgiven them because of their faith!

Jesus also tried to teach them all that nobody keeps the law, especially the ones that claim they do:
John 7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?

He gave them an example where they broke the law by keeping the law, and at the same time, demonstrated the really only “law” left as mandate with his fulfillment of the law, the Law of Love:
John 7:23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?

Jesus did not bring another law, either, he brought grace and truth:
John 1:15 ¶John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

His lessons on Raca, fool, and the rest were to show them what LOVE is, as opposed to the dead letter of the law (When was that principle ever different?!):

Meaning, this is what you should have done, and not left the other undone, all along from Moses’ day.

The thief on the cross at the end before the giving up of the ghost was redeemed by his faith in Jesus’ power to save him, period, end of story, no water baptism, no works at all except the confessing of his mouth, Lord!:
(Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.)

The publican was justified, the Pharisee was not:
Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Was Jesus talking about works with the the kingdom of God in Luke 18?
Luke 18:16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

Do you think Jesus was telling the “certain ruler” in Luke 18 that the way to “inherit eternal life” was to sell everything and follow him? That’s preposterous! Why do you think he started the lesson with five of the “easier” commandments, the shalt nots? Don’t commit adultery, don’t kill, don’t steal, don’t bear false witness, honor thy father and thy mother.
Oh, yes! So that’s it? No, there’s more. Sell everything, give it all to the poor, and come follow me.
Okay guys, now the punchline that almost everybody misses, including Christians!
27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God

See, only God can save you. It’s impossible to keep any fair standard of works, that’s true in the Garden, after the Garden, during and post-Flood, Abraham even David, you name them!

–trutherator

Who to hear? The Smarter-Than-Thou Snots, or God’s Foolish Things?

April 9, 2010

Somebody who doubts that the KJB is “the” word of God for today’s world, says it like this:

“If one group that is telling me something are respected Evangelical scholars, and another group are rabid KJVOs, I am going to choose to go with the first group until I have decided for myself.”

___Well, well, let’s see what the Bible says about these “respected Evangelical scholars”:

John 7:15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?

Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

John 7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
20 The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?

Matthew 23:16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

Matthew 23:24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

Matthew 23:34 ¶Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:

John 7:45 ¶Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?
46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.
47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?
48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
49 But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.

These “respected Evangelical scholars” need a Nicodemus:

John 7:51 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?

But of course the “respected Evangelical scholars” really have a monopoly on the carnal knowledge of the word:

John 7:52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
53 And every man went unto his own house.

That’s because 1 Corinthians 8:1b…we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

What kind of people does God use to tell the truth?

1 Corinthians 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.